Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
The Indian government will soo introduce measures to ease annual environmental statements to keep industry's nose as clean as humanly possible
A CPCB official on the various tasks an environmental audit entail
THOMAS KOCHERY was one of the first persons in India to have taken up the issue of unsustainable exploitation of marine resources and its impact on traditional fishing communiti...
A giant pond at a dairy in Gujarat is the world's largest water storehouse of the sun's energy and heats about 80,000 litres of water everyday
The antedating of two fossils of Homo erectus -- our immediate ancestors -- has shaken a long-held belief that humans originated in Africa
A hypothesis that radiation from a nuclear plant caused leukaemia in the children of its employees has been trashed
Scientists have discovered an oestrogen derivative that controls tumours and could be effective against other diseases like arthritis
An Australian shrub has leaves that mimic its fruit to fool the voracious white-tailed black cockatoo
Entire tree species face the threat of extinction from the increasing concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide
The plan to rehabilitate the victims of the devastating earthquake that shook Latur last year ignores the needs of the villagers and introduces alien construction techniques
Planners in the ancient city of Dholavira had conceptualised an amazing system of drains, dams and tanks to manage water. To conserve every drop of water, they carefully considered everything, from site selection to extra-strong city walls and even air ducts for drains, writes R S BISHT:
Several countries are getting tough with tiger poachers and traders in what may be the final attempt to save the magnificent beast:
Sterlite Industries' proposed copper smelting unit and jetty are a threat to the well-being of the people of Ratnagiri. A recent report on the unit supports the people's protest
North vs South differences of opinion and the donor countries' control over funds has impeded the phasing out of ozone-depleting substances in the developing countries
Several Third World countries derided the North's attempts
to link trade with social and environmental issues
Brazil develops a cheap device to increase gold yield and control mercury pollution in the devastated Amazon basin
The clarion call of open markets could override the North's 'insistence' on linking trade with human rights and environmental issues
A symbiosis between bird and man provides a welcome winter home for the blacknecked crane, rediscovered in India after four decades
Meghalaya becomes a quarry for uncontrolled coal mining